Thursday, April 10, 2014

When it seems you’re backed into a corner

As your back presses against the cold hard corner walls, it may feel as if all that matters are the circumstances that pushed you there.




 

Beyond the confinement of those seemingly windowless walls, beyond prayers that feel as if they’re bouncing off the ceiling, beyond near despair, God is at work.

Don’t give up.

Don’t.

“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 The Message).

Despite that small crevice of space in which you find yourself, there’s a lot happening—things more important than your temporary situation.

So if you’ve lost your job, if your finances are closing in, if a relationship is crumbling, if a child is wayward, if you’re suffering a humiliation because of your own or someone else’s actions—these things are  “ . . . here today, gone tomorrow.”

Have faith, my dear friend that what really matters, what really lasts is not the corner, but a God who is bigger than any tight spot in which you find yourself and who is at work, even now, on your behalf.

 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for those beautiful words of encouragement!

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    1. Beth, thank you for taking the time to read and comment. You're a blessing!

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